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St. Jude, Judas Thaddaeus: Patron Saint of Desperate Cases

(From Farragutful, via Wikipedia, used w/o permission.)(Interior of St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Florida.) One thing’s certain. Well, actually, quite a few things are certain. Something that’s certain about Saint Jude the Apostle is that he’s not Judas … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: Prickly Problems, Shamrocks and Saints

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland and Labrador. Chicago plumbers celebrate by turning the city’s river green. It’s a day when folks wear something green, and I’ve heard that some even drink green … Continue reading

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A Saint, Genesis, Animals, Me and Being Human

Today’s Tuesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time. It’s also Saint Apollonia’s feast day. She’s one of several folks killed in 249, during an Alexandrian effort to stamp out Christian influences. Emperor Decius put imperial clout behind such efforts, … Continue reading

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